Our second bracket announcement: meet our contestants from the East Coast!
Church Madness 2016
As you probably noticed in yesterday’s post, I’m not able to include a photograph of each church because of copyright issues. Sometimes, there are no usable images that show the church well. In these cases, I include a link so you can easily click through.
Please feel free share with your friends, family, and social networks! This will be incredibly sad if after a week we have only, like, eight votes.
Without further ado:
Cathedral of St. Patrick (New York City) — nominated by Gidel
National Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima (Lewiston, N.Y.) — view photo at rochestersubway.com
St. Mary’s Church at Boston College (Chestnut Hill, Mass.) — nominated by Stephanie and John Paul — view photo on abexpo.com
Basilica of Our Lady of Victory (Lackawanna, N.Y.)
Cathedral Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul (Philadelphia)
St. Marie Church (Manchester, N.H.) — nominated by Jeff — Google Images link
Cathedral of the Sacred Heart (Richmond) — nominated by Connor — Google Images link
Chapel of the Immaculate Conception at Seton Hall University (South Orange, N.J.) — view photo from Kuhlken Photographers
Cathedral of St. Joseph (Wheeling, W.V.) — view album at The Catholic Photographer
St. Lucy Church (Newark) — nominated by my dad — Google Images link
Cathedral of St. Matthew (Washington, D.C.)
Chapel of Our Lady of Fair Love at The Heights School (Potomac, Md.) — Google Images link
Church of St. John, the Guardian of Our Lady (Clinton, Mass.) — nominated by Teaghan — hard to find a good photo! Google Images link
St. John the Divine Church (New York City)
Upper church at National Shrine of the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception (Washington, D.C.)
St. Andrew Church (Roanoke, Va.) — nominated by Connor
Just like my note about Chicago churches yesterday, a full region of the bracket could be reserved for New York City alone. In order to include a wider representation of styles and regions, we have elected to limit the number of churches from the Big Apple.
Other nominations included the Duke University Chapel (thanks April), the U.S. Naval Academy Chapel (thanks Katie) and the Princeton University Chapel (thanks Stephanie). Although these three are indeed stunning, they are not specifically Catholic and therefore are outside the scope of this website.